ya want outa the house to go flying?? Join the Air Force brother -- matter of fact you can have MY job!! We can have you outa the house for over 90 days at a time these days, flying at 10000 feet but still only 500 feet off the ground! And believe it or not, the pay aint so bad -- especially when its tax free and you get that extra $150/mo combat pay!! Better hurry tho, the way we're busting up airplanes in spec ops the seats are getting limited!!
If you live at your domicile, and are lucky enough to get a "3-on, 4-off" schedule, you may be home 22-23 nights in a month. If you live in domicile and bid reserve and "pass" on trips, you may get a couple more nights at home. If you live a long commute from your base, and get some 4-day trips, you may only be home 8 nights. Some of the senior guys I flew with can bid basically all turns (out-and-backs), so they are home every night.
My first month, I commuted cross-country, had a 3-on, 4-off, and was home about 12 or 13 nights. This month, essentially the same schedule, but on reserve, looks like the same 12-13 nights home. Next month, easier commute, but 4-day reserve blocks so again, probably only 12-13 nights home.
It's really two different jobs, depending on how far you live from where you fly out of...